This large, dark green leaves are really something where you walk by in the shop, because you do not know them, but it really is worth giving them a chance. It has all the good that spinach has only it is slightly softer in taste. Chop them and put them in a blender for a very healthy smoothie or stir-fry them with tofu, onion and garlic for example. Let your imagination run free, because with this vegetable you can hardly fail. You can eat it from head to toe, they are easy to prepare and they are also very healthy. Really worth a try!

What is tayer leaf?

Tayer leaf is, as the name suggests, a leafy vegetable that is widely used in the Surinamese kitchen. You can compare it to spinach, but the taste this leaf is slightly softer. The shape of the blade is reminiscent of an elephant ear and so this is also a well-known nickname of this vegetable.

Cooking with tayer leaf:

Remove the stems of the leaves and get rid of the thickest veins.  Wash the leaves well. You can consume them raw, chopped in a salad or soup but also always combined with rice and potato dishes. In addition, this healthy vegetable is really great in a green smoothie with, for example, lime and pineapple. You can eat the leaves and the stems as well, they give a little crunch to your dish.

Is tayer leaf healthy?

It is rich in calcium (lime) and iron and vitamins A, B2 and C. Just like spinach it contains nitrates, so it’s better not to heat it up more than one time.


In the fridge you can keep it for two days.

In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious tayerleaf at supermarkets and exotic groceries.

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Per 100 grams